• Recovery-Based Approach

    Helping clients to recover and reclaim productive and meaningful lives

  • Person-Centered Care

    Assisting clients to maximize their independence and achieve their goals

  • Making Brighter Tomorrows

    Empowering clients with the tools to transform their lives and community


Welcome to DeKalb Community Service Board

DeKalb Community Service Board is a public, nonprofit treatment provider of community-based behavioral health and developmental disability services located in DeKalb County, Georgia, in the Atlanta metropolitan area. We strive to provide the highest quality, evidence-based mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services to more than 10,000 people annually. Our medical, clinical and support staff is dedicated to making brighter tomorrows for our clients and their families by helping them to recover from these debilitating disabilities and resume productive lives. We invite you to support our mission and join us in envisioning a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential.


  • Testimonials

    My name is BJ. I’m an alcoholic and drug addict. I have currently been clean for 1 year, 6 months, 28 days. Like most people, I had a heavy drinking and drug problem. One day I decided it was time for me to get help. In doing so I started…more »

  • 8th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K

    Registration: http://www.active.com/decatur-ga/running/races/walk-of-heroes-5k-2014. Save the date for September 20! The Walk of HEROes is an annual 5K walk/run and tot trot hosted by the Brighter DeKalb Foundation. Sign up today as an event sponsor, vendor or team leader! Your support of this charity event is “Helping to Enable Recovery and Opportunity” for…more »

  • DeKalb CSB Selects New Developmental Disability Director

    DeKalb Community Service Board has named Keith Ricketson the new Director of Developmental Disabilities Services. Since 1974, Keith has assumed various positions with increasing responsibilities serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in communities in Maryland, New Hampshire, California and Massachusetts. Most recently, Keith served as Director of Operations for BAMSI –…more »

  • Brighter DeKalb Foundation Seeks New Board Members

    The Brighter DeKalb Foundation currently has openings for new board members. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps to support DeKalb Community Service Board’s mental health, addiction and developmental disability services. The board is building a robust infrastructure including creating a new marketing and funding plan. We need a…more »

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Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
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